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White House embarks on climate change mapping project

The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.

By Mar. 19, 2014


White House cracks whip on move to mobile

President Obama tells federal agencies to get a move on to keep pace with a citizenry that more and more gets things done via smartphone.

By May. 24, 2012


Obama, Congress get poor grades for Internet openness

Both Obama administration and House Republicans "have a long way to go" when it comes to allowing programmers and the public access to key government data, forthcoming report says.

By Nov. 2, 2012


Feds launch big data initiative to advance science

The heads of major science and research agencies to launch research and development program for capitalizing on big data.

By Mar. 29, 2012


Government shutting down hundreds of data centers

In an effort to save taxpayer money, the White House says it plans to close almost 400 redundant data centers this year and next.

By Jul. 21, 2011


How to participate in the open-government movement

In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.

By Jan. 22, 2013


EFF tracking policy changes at Google, Facebook and others

Privacy group creates Web site that makes it easy for people to monitor changes to terms of service for companies including Google, Facebook, eBay and Apple.

By Jun. 4, 2009


OpenSecrets lets users download data for free

The Center for Responsive Politics is making its archives of campaign financing data available for users to download for free.

By Apr. 13, 2009


White House unveils open government directive

The plan directs federal agencies to make important data available online, and to come up with plans for how to achieve openness, transparency, and participation.

By Dec. 8, 2009


Radical change coming to Net addresses (FAQ)

Soon .com, .net, and .edu will be joined by .whatever-you-want. Expect the new Net domains to bring confusion and trademark hassles, along with business opportunities.

By Oct. 12, 2010